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Inverkip Power Station Decommissioning and removal of fuel oil system

InverskipVALUE: £1.5 million

CLIENT: Scottish Power

LOCATION: Inverkip, Scotland

CONTRACT START:   Jan 2010

CONTRACT FINISH:  Oct 2010

Challenge: 
Decontamination and demolition of heavy fuel oil system from fuel oil jetty in the Clyde Estuary through to the landside tank farm.

Solution: 
Suspended scaffolding from jetty to carry out localised cleaning and bunding of pipework. Crane barge to lift ‘dirty’ sections onto jetty transport.

Project description and key features:
KDC were engaged to carry out oil removal and residual clearing of 3no 80,000 tonne fuel tanks and in excess of 2400m of pipelines, 270m of which was suspended underneath the fuel oil jetty protruding into the Clyde Estuary.

The works included the bulk removal and cleaning of over 2000 tonnes of waste oil, much of which had remained in situ since the last operation of the Station during the miner’s strike of the 1980’s.

The works were carried out to the client’s satisfaction with due regard for the health, safety and environmental issues and with no environmental incidents in what was a complex working environment.

Following successful removal of the fuel oil system KDC were also commissioned to remove the obsolete jetty crane to reduce visual impact as well as the environmental hazards posed by the redundant power station.

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